Brickfielder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brickfielder By confusion, a midsummer hot wind from the north.
    • Brickfielder Orig., at Sydney, a cold and violent south or southwest wind, rising suddenly, and regularly preceded by a hot wind from the north; -- now usually called southerly buster. It blew across the Brickfields, formerly so called, a district of Sydney, and carried clouds of dust into the city.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brickfielder A hot north wind prevalent in southern Australia.
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Usage

In literature:

Mavis looked over a desert of waste land and brickfield to a hideous, forbidding-looking structure in the distance.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
Golgotha was a grim garden compared with Paul's brickfield.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
This act of more than savage barbarity was committed at the brickfields, in the house of one Jones, a soldier.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
Retaliation soon followed; on the Brickfields again, a choice of objective which was quite inexplicable.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
The cry from the brickfields had still to be heard.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
Away to the right were Guinchy, with its brickfields and the ruins of Givenchy.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
He came round by Brickfields when there was anybody to bring.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Aldrington is now new houses and brickfields.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
His way lay over a place half brickfield, half common, across which a narrow footpath went.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
The brickfields were hard by, and the long, low, red-tiled roofs of the brick-sheds face a space of open ground known as Avondale Park.
"The Kensington District" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
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